Educated Unemployed Union Nagaland (EUUN) has clarified the statement of the District Veterinary Officer (DVO) Kohima where he stated that the lone candidate from Tseminyu recommended by EUUN did not fulfill the criteria.
A release issued by Educated Unemployed Union Nagaland president Achilo Thong stated that as per the terms and conditions, for 30 sows (pigs), the candidate was to show 30% of Rs. 12, 11477 and possess land property. It said the recommended candidate fulfilled the criteria since he showed Rs.4, 14600, sufficient land and satisfactorily answered all the questions.
EUUN further stated that the DVO (K) told the EUUN president that for 5 sows personal contribution was Rs. 45, 000, ie 30% of the total cost of the project and for 30 sows, Rs.12,11500 ie 30% of the total cost of project amounting to about Rs. 46 lakhs, the candidate had to show. However, the signatory said that as per the statements of the DVO (K), personal contribution per sow was Rs.9000 for five sows and Rs. 43,600 for 30 sows. So it said the difference between the two size projects per pig was Rs. 34,600.
EUUN asked whether the government could provide that exorbitant grant-in-aid and said it had no intention to tarnish the image of veterinary and AH department as alleged by the DVO (K).
The union further said it was fighting for justice in the interest of the younger generation and instead of “twisting the fact”, the department must consider the recommendation of EUUN and allot separate quota for Tseminyu sub-division, failing which EUUN and Rengma educated unemployed would be compelled to organize agitation and highyway blockade.